LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Assembly Row will open its doors to grownup LEGO enthusiasts for its monthly adult night on Wednesday evening.
The Vegas-themed event plans to host 250 guests for a night of Texas hold'em and Blackjack with raffle prizes and a cash bar.
But what might the night's big winner walk away with? “It’s a variety of LEGO sets,” says David Gilmore,Boston’s Discovery Centergeneral manager. “Could be a Star Wars theme, an architect theme — the Master Model Builder always raffles off one of her creations.”
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LEGOLAND's adult nights are held every third Wednesday of the month with themes like Christmas in July and an '80s prom, drawing in a range of guests from the 18-and-up social pool.
“We can see [ages] 18 to 82, it varies on the LEGO lover,” he says. “A few months ago we had a marriage proposal. A guy called two months in advance and asked us to build a LEGO ring.”
The adult nights raise funds through ticket sales for Merlin’s Magic Wand, an international charity affiliated with LEGOLAND’s owner that supports children in need. Tickets are $22.95, and can be purchased online or at the door.
Gilmore adds, “We’re trying to put smiles on these children’s faces."
LEGOLAND's Casino Night will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 598 Assembly Row in Somerville.